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Internships and fellowships

VA Gulf Coast health care provides training programs for students at the college, university, and postgraduate levels. Explore our training programs to find out about how we can help you start your career as a health care professional.

Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System Psychology Doctoral Internship Program
(Application Deadline: December 5, 2021)
   The Psychology Doctoral Internship Program offers six positions annually and has been APA-accredited since 1981, with our next site visit to occur in 2027.
   The program provides generalist training across a variety of medical settings within a major VA Health Care System and is designed to  prepare the Intern to enter the field of health service psychology with the skills needed to function independently, and with the confidence and professional self-awareness to make maximum use of the individual's talents.
   Pre-doctoral externship positions are usually available on a fall/spring or summer-only basis as well.

Program contact:
Walter B Ware, PsyD, MSCP
Director of Psychology Internship Training
400 Veterans Ave
Biloxi, MS 39531
Telephone: 228-523-4999
APPIC Match Number: 140111

Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
(Application Deadline: January 5, 2022)
   Two postdoctoral psychologist positions are available as part of the Rural and Underserved Interprofessional Fellowship Program, a unique experience bringing together postgraduate fellows in Psychology, Clinical Pharmacy (PGY-1), and Social Work (Post-Master’s).
   The program allows for an in-depth focus in working with underserved populations, to include the following: Rurally-residing Veterans, Veterans with a history of Military Sexual Trauma (MST), LGBT Veterans, Veterans with Serious and Chronic Mental Illness, and Veterans who are homeless.
   The program has been approved for an initial site visit to occur in 2022.

Program contact:
Shannon Fussell, Ph.D.
Director of Psychology Postdoctoral Training
400 Veterans Ave. (116) 
Biloxi, Mississippi  39531
Telephone: 228-523-5045 
APPIC Match Number: 9934